Following the Government guidance during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the General Register Office Search Room will open on an appointment only basis until further notice. Customers will be facilitated while ensuring physical distancing and a safe environment for customers and staff. To request an appointment e-mail GROResearchRoom@welfare.ie
and you will be contacted by a member of staff who will help you to arrange an appointment.
While the appointment service is restricted we will offer an e-mail service without you having to attend in person. This service requires that you have sufficient information to identify a specific entry from the index. For reasons of data privacy staff cannot conduct the research for you or conduct searches using speculative or non-specific information. The e-mail address is GROResearchRoom@welfare.ie.
Searches and Fees
Two types of searches may be undertaken at the genealogical/family history research facility:
specific search covering a maximum of 5 years for a fee of €2.00
a general search covering any number of years for a fee of €20.00 per day
The fee for a copy of an entry from the records is €4.00.
Indexes available for searching
Indexes in relation to the following records of life events are available for searching in the Search Room:
Births registered in the island of Ireland between 1st January, 1864 and 31 December, 1921 inclusive, and in the Republic of Ireland from 1922 onwards
Deaths registered in the island of Ireland between 1st January, 1864 and 31st December, 1921 inclusive and in the Republic of Ireland from 1922 onwards
Marriages registered in the island of Ireland between 1st April, 1845 and 31st December, 1921 inclusive and in the Republic of Ireland from 1922 onwards
Domestic adoptions registered in Ireland from 10th July, 1953 onwards
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Online Research Service
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht provide online access to indexes and register pages for genealogy purposes on www.irishgenealogy.ie
The site holds the following records:
Births - indexes and register pages for births which occurred from 1864 and 1919
Marriages – indexes and register pages for marriages which occurred between 1845 and 1944
Deaths – indexes and register pages for deaths which occurred between 1878-1969, and indexes for deaths which occurred from 1864 to 1877.